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mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Original Post - Apr 8, 2010 - 10:51am PT
After seeing the great stories and pictures of the Arizona appreciation thread and not finding a similar thread for Wyoming I thought I would start one, please disregard if it already exists. With the likes of Devil's Tower, the Tetons, the Winds, Cody, Vedauwoo ect., ect., ect. there should be lots of climbing related material so post up.
Chill Lake Cirque in the Big Horns
Chill Lake Cirque in the Big Horns
Credit: mike m
Thorgon

Big Wall climber
Sedr Woolley, WA
Apr 8, 2010 - 10:52am PT
Mt. Hooker!

Thor
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Apr 8, 2010 - 11:00am PT
Awesome! I roped up for the first time when I was 17 at Hoback Shield, and thereafter began having epics in the Tetons. I'll add some pictures this weekend when I have some time to scan.

Here's one from when I returned about 10 years later as a smokejumper- we jumped a fire on the Bridger Teton National Forest and are at the Jackson Airport loading up the rig to go back home:

cowpoke

climber
Apr 8, 2010 - 11:16am PT
I think I've posted this one in another thread too, so recycled, but wanna join in...
Credit: cowpoke
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Apr 8, 2010 - 11:24am PT

Someone said Mt. Hooker? This was a failed attempt in 1984.

BIG WONDERFUL!

Credit: golsen
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 8, 2010 - 11:38am PT
The East Ridge of Wolfshead!!!!!
Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
Apr 8, 2010 - 11:42am PT
cleaning & onsighting groudup on the west face: FA Burning Down the ho...
cleaning & onsighting groudup on the west face: FA Burning Down the house
Credit: Bschmitz

beaver creek on hwy 14 home of seiging the beaver!
beaver creek on hwy 14 home of seiging the beaver!
Credit: Bschmitz
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Apr 8, 2010 - 11:46am PT
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
Credit: FRUMY
adam d

climber
Apr 8, 2010 - 12:04pm PT

TKingsbury

Trad climber
MT
Apr 8, 2010 - 12:17pm PT
Some shots of the brotherman in the cowboy state...







jack herer

climber
veneta, or
Apr 8, 2010 - 12:25pm PT
Who has been to Sweet Water Rocks before? I found this to be one of the most amazing crags I've ever visited... a mini Tuolumne all to your self. We almost got shot at by hunters on our way in. I'd love to see some more pictures. I have not met ANYONE who has climbed there. We did some awsome multi pitch slab climb up Lanken dome that was rated 5.7+. It was truely incredible. As well as some silly little A1 route on some smaller rock. Anyways who knows more?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2010 - 01:03pm PT
Get this straight,
there is No climbing in Wyoming!

not in Vedauwoo, Balir, Curt Gowdy sp, the Boy scout Ranch, chimney rock, the Snowies, Four stories, Fornification, Laramie peak, The ames monument, The lincoln summit limestone (and certainly not a 5.10 mantle on Abe's eyebrow) area, Rogers canyon, on the 289 to Fart Collins, Fremont Canyon, the Bighorns (esp not cloud peak), Devil's Tower, the Missouri Buttes, White Rock Tensleep Can, around Sheriden or Cody, the Tetons, the absoraks, Blacktail butte (Jackson is, in fact, a hole [and not really Wyo anyway just an outlier of LA or Ketchum or something]) Jellystone, Sinks, wildf*#kingiris, flaming as#@&%e gorge, those crags outside of Evanston, the weird towers by Rock Springs, Casper mtn, the traverse along the front of my brother's old office building (now law office of Daley & Daly) on Gillette ave in Gillette,nor the .11+ finger crack ibid, nor any yo of the chuwater falsies on various buildings all over the U of Wyo, and the cracks on the classroom building, The new climbing structure made to suggest deto at the Campbell county rec center, doesn't exist. In fact none of the gyms exist, sweetw#ter gap is a myth, there is no Ice Climbing nor wall climbing Lander is, in fact a pipedream of some hippie NOLs instructor.
Nope, nothing,
better to stay at home in bladder, I mean boulder, or So cal, where you have it all, and don't have to put up with that pesky wyoming cowboy spirit.

That climbing bed and breakfast by Devil's Tower allegedly run by one 'Colonel Sanders'? Please, okay pull the other leg.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2010 - 01:24pm PT
Clarks Fork
Clarks Fork
Credit: mike m
Last pitch of Leaning Tree
Last pitch of Leaning Tree
Credit: mike m
Defenately no climbing in the Clarks Fork. Just all that damb ice getting in the way of a 600ft slip-n-slide.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Apr 8, 2010 - 01:30pm PT
Wyoming? isn't that coal and wind and dinosaur bones?

Nope, never did climb there...



...that sky you see? not as big as you think...
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2010 - 01:32pm PT
and the sheep, and the rednecks, lack of rules, taxes... i tell you, it bites, that horse on the lic plate, bolting for greenieland.

No Chix
Credit: Jaybro

You never know who may butt in,
Credit: Jaybro



No fun at all
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
uppity locals
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Apr 8, 2010 - 01:48pm PT
The north Laramie range is rugged and beautiful and has wonderful climbing.

The Hanging of Yellowstone Kelly
The Hanging of Yellowstone Kelly
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Credit: Mike Friedrichs
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 8, 2010 - 01:50pm PT
I like North Colorado.
lottsa todoo!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2010 - 01:51pm PT
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Party on the third ptich of Durrance
Party on the third ptich of Durrance
Credit: mike m
60 here today probably more like 75 on the south face of the tower.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 8, 2010 - 02:15pm PT


No, nuthin in Cowlorado, neither.
Just lik goathead said up avob. . .
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2010 - 02:20pm PT
You know, wyoming had the first woman governor in the USA? The Nerve...
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Apr 8, 2010 - 02:47pm PT






Dick Danger

Trad climber
Lakewood, Colorado
Apr 8, 2010 - 02:49pm PT
Lankin Dome, and the rest of the Sweetw#ter Rocks are good. I understand there may be some access issues now.
Lankin Dome.  Photo by Dave Bohn.
Lankin Dome. Photo by Dave Bohn.
Credit: Dick Danger
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 8, 2010 - 05:17pm PT
Jaybro...you crack me up!
...Wild, wonderful Wyoming!

Titcomb Basin, Winds
Titcomb Basin, Winds
Credit: IkeH20
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Apr 8, 2010 - 05:18pm PT
hey there mike m... wow, just got to bump up these great photos, thanks so very much... :)

thank for the share all...
:)
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Apr 8, 2010 - 05:33pm PT
diggin' out some Wy. pics...

4 from the Winds....








Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana (the other Mideast)
Apr 8, 2010 - 05:42pm PT
How'd you leave out Lankin Dome and the Rattlesnake range (edit: i.e. Splitrock) Jaybro?? Sheesh...yep, definitely no climbing there. And, there's definitely no climbing at Dome Rock, a little chosspile on the way to Miracle Mile, so don't even think about hitting it up while you're not climbing at Fremont Cyn.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Apr 8, 2010 - 05:49pm PT
still one of my favorite places

i'd love to get back there
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Apr 8, 2010 - 06:03pm PT
Credit: divad

Lots of driving through the middle of nowhere, but I still appreciate it..

Credit: divad
golsen

Social climber
kennewick, wa
Apr 8, 2010 - 06:38pm PT
Lankin Dome looks pretty cool Mr. Danger....
adam d

climber
Apr 8, 2010 - 07:31pm PT






mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 8, 2010 - 08:13pm PT
Keith starting the fifth pitch of an 8 pitch mixed route on Big Horn P...
Keith starting the fifth pitch of an 8 pitch mixed route on Big Horn Peak
Credit: mike m
Whiterock last Saturday
Whiterock last Saturday
Credit: mike m
Hell at Whiterock
Hell at Whiterock
Credit: mike m
One Armed Bandit, Cody
One Armed Bandit, Cody
Credit: mike m
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2010 - 08:51pm PT
Vedauwoo, beside Reynold's hill Muscle and Fitness in center .11+++ wy...
Vedauwoo, beside Reynold's hill Muscle and Fitness in center .11+++ wyde, unclimbed at time of photo
Credit: Jaybro
ved, no hesitation blues! (originally named Agean stables .11b
ved, no hesitation blues! (originally named Agean stables .11b
Credit: Jaybro
Peckerhead peak - Ask Dingus
Peckerhead peak - Ask Dingus
Credit: Jaybro
Chasbro ( dolled up in fashion of the day) preps for McCarthy west
Chasbro ( dolled up in fashion of the day) preps for McCarthy west
Credit: Jaybro
Why do you think they call them the snowys?
Why do you think they call them the snowys?
Credit: Jaybro
Chasbro and Young Dave (30 in Nov of  '10) in the Bighorns
Chasbro and Young Dave (30 in Nov of '10) in the Bighorns
Credit: Jaybro
Gray Butte
Gray Butte
Credit: Jaybro
Aussie Chris Blumsden, leads  ¿Assenbly Line? '83
Aussie Chris Blumsden, leads ¿Assenbly Line? '83
Credit: Jaybro
Chris  & Chasbro top out on Deto
Chris & Chasbro top out on Deto
Credit: Jaybro
Michele in 'the Cirque', circa '83
Michele in 'the Cirque', circa '83
Credit: Jaybro
4th of July (reversed?) note cool tights, Circa '87
4th of July (reversed?) note cool tights, Circa '87
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro


more to come
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2010 - 09:27pm PT
Rest day in Gillette
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 8, 2010 - 09:39pm PT
Credit: Jaybro

Nat's trip up the tower, Bonhomme Variation
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
jack herer

climber
veneta, or
Apr 9, 2010 - 12:17am PT
some pics from what ever that 5.7+ R route is called on Lankin Dome...



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 9, 2010 - 01:02am PT
Nice!
Life without Parole (/0
Life without Parole (/0
Credit: Jaybro
Spin to win
Scuffy ("I don't invert")b
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Tozo

Trad climber
East of West
Apr 9, 2010 - 04:42am PT
Credit: Tozo
Credit: Tozo
somewhere in vedauwoo
somewhere in vedauwoo
Credit: Tozo
Haystack Mountain, Wind River
Haystack Mountain, Wind River
Credit: Tozo
johnokner

Trad climber
NJ
Apr 9, 2010 - 06:13am PT
yes it is snowy in the snowy mtns.


NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:21am PT
The least populous state in the country! I am proud to call it home. The climbing here sucks. The whole state is a desert wasteland. The skiing, fishing, and hunting is kind of crappy too.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/f4hAmYY4EQuwdIh3o35YYg?feat=directlink

quiver
quiver
Credit: NFB
ski racing
ski racing
Credit: NFB
ski racing
ski racing
Credit: NFB
riding flamingos! good times
riding flamingos! good times
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
COLD
COLD
Credit: NFB
WOLF!
WOLF!
Credit: NFB
Tim the great white hunter
Tim the great white hunter
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
AVALANCHE
AVALANCHE
Credit: NFB
Sail and Ski trip
Sail and Ski trip
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
FREEMONT
FREEMONT
Credit: NFB
Middle Teton slowboard
Middle Teton slowboard
Credit: NFB
my little friends
my little friends
Credit: NFB
walking away from the coldest camping trip of my life. 5 days of 20 to...
walking away from the coldest camping trip of my life. 5 days of 20 to 30 below
Credit: NFB
One tasty little bear... and no, Tim did not kill it's mom
One tasty little bear... and no, Tim did not kill it's mom
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
Die skiider van!
Die skiider van!
Credit: NFB
Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:33am PT
mojede and Mike M: have you guys ever beenin touch with Trevor Bowman that lives in Sheridan? He is the guy that has been bolting a bunch in tounge river, piney creek, steamboat, ect.....
quartziteflight

climber
Who knows?
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:28am PT
Hellz yeah!






Ive bouldered a little on the tounge.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:48am PT
NFB, looks like you guys are having a good time in Wyoming!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 9, 2010 - 11:22am PT
Yeah NFB really captuers a lot of the wyoming experience.
hmm my game face is slipping, I'm dropping out of character, er um stupid windy state that it is....
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2010 - 12:38pm PT
Tozo killer shot of Haystack. NFB holy sh*t great post. I love elk they taste good. I have climbed in the Tounge but I don't think that I have met anyone that develops there. Is there climbing at the Fallen City? That place looks cool. Jaybro seeing that you like the wide have you done Bonne Homme straight up. It goes at 5.8 but I hear it is really wide and the 3rd pitch of Tugey Wood is a beauty only given 5.9 but it is fist and offwidth with minimal feet for 160+feet. In my opinion harder than the first two pitches strung together which are given 5.10a each. If anyone has a good picture of that pitch it is truely impresive. Here are a few pictures of the Bearlodge and Sundance Mountain from Crow Peak outside of Spearfish. While we are not technically in Wyoming I have been trying to get them to reunite the east and west Black Hills and let us into Wyoming. TEAR DOWN THAT WALL
Sundance Mountain from Crow Peak
Sundance Mountain from Crow Peak
Credit: mike m
The Bearlodge Mountains.  Jaybro there isn't any skiing over there.
The Bearlodge Mountains. Jaybro there isn't any skiing over there.
Credit: mike m
Top of Crow with Sundance Mountain in the Background
Top of Crow with Sundance Mountain in the Background
Credit: mike m
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 9, 2010 - 12:48pm PT
Yeah Mike, I've actually spent a lot of time at the tower, onisght soloed Bonhomme,done it many times, did Tulgy Wood, McWest, Mr Clean etc, in the the late seventies early eighties, actually climbed El Matador when it was a nailing route, and many times since as a calf burner.

Some of my best friends are from South Dakota, well three anyway. I say let you guys in! Though first you have to apologize for Sturgis and the Yuppie/faux outlaw biker influx every year....
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 9, 2010 - 02:34pm PT
There's no natural hot springs out there and noo climbing on that spire, total chosspile.



donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 9, 2010 - 02:37pm PT
Great climbing in Wyoming! Could be even better if you moved Wild Iris to Nebraska.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 9, 2010 - 02:44pm PT
Apologize for Stugis, I thought you guys would be thanking us for getting them out of your states for a week. We used to rent our house out for that week and leave. Done some good road trips that way. Before I had a house it was off to the Winds a lot.
Leaping Lizzrds, DT
Leaping Lizzrds, DT
Credit: mike m
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 9, 2010 - 03:47pm PT
The locals are kinda weird...



like you better watch your step around them.


Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 9, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
Credit: Jaybro
hobo_dan

Social climber
Minnesota
Apr 9, 2010 - 06:39pm PT
I show up at DT and Ed has the biggest scab I have ever seen on a person- had about the same area as a football
Ed was built like a brick sh#t house but he had a tendency to overgrip.
So he's doing Soler with "some Brit"- same old story. He styles the first half and trhen he starts to feel the pump. He can see the chains and he decides to go for it. He plugs in a friend and starts to run.
Bad move
Meanwhile at the belay the Brit is trying to light a cigarette and damn if it isn't windy- needed two hands to cup the match.
Well two things flare out at the same time- as the Brit is cursing the smoldering match he notices the rope beginning to whip around his feet.
He cinches the rope off but not before Ed has taken an 80 foot flying lesson
Only in wyoming
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:18pm PT
On rappel @ Spiney Norman
On rappel @ Spiney Norman
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:20pm PT
DT in November
DT in November
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:21pm PT
Edward's Crack
Edward's Crack
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:24pm PT
Wilderness Basin
Wilderness Basin
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:27pm PT
Horn's Mother
Horn's Mother
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:28pm PT
Snowy Range
Snowy Range
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:31pm PT
Steamboat
Steamboat
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:33pm PT
Second Wilderness Basin Trip
Second Wilderness Basin Trip
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:36pm PT
View east from Unnamed 12,473'
View east from Unnamed 12,473'
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:38pm PT
Our son was 11 when he took this picture and he said, "so mom and dad what are we climbing today?"

Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:39pm PT
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:42pm PT
Medicine Bow
Medicine Bow
Credit: the museum
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:44pm PT
was wondering when the Museum who get in on this...

was that shiprock?
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:44pm PT
View NW from Overhanging Tower
View NW from Overhanging Tower
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:45pm PT
Shadow Lake
Shadow Lake
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:47pm PT
Summit of Sharksnose
Summit of Sharksnose
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:50pm PT
Wilderness Basin trip 3
Wilderness Basin trip 3
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:51pm PT
Outlet of Long Lake Wilderness Basin
Outlet of Long Lake Wilderness Basin
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:53pm PT
Screw -    Correct?
Screw - Correct?
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:54pm PT
Pilot and Index
Pilot and Index
Credit: the museum
jack herer

climber
veneta, or
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:55pm PT
Anyone got more Sweet Water Rocks climbing photos? So much more I wish I had done there.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 09:57pm PT
Buffalo Wyoming and a man riding a bicycle with a rifle strung over hi...
Buffalo Wyoming and a man riding a bicycle with a rifle strung over his shoulder
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:00pm PT
GT
GT
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:01pm PT
Big Horns -October
Big Horns -October
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:03pm PT
Horse Thief Cave
Horse Thief Cave
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:04pm PT
Kilpecker Dunes
Kilpecker Dunes
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:07pm PT
Steamboat New Year's Day 2000
Steamboat New Year's Day 2000
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:11pm PT
Jaybro - Boar's Tusk N of Rock Springs...not worth a second trip.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 9, 2010 - 10:20pm PT
Ah! Okay, i'll get to other things first....
Mimi

climber
Apr 9, 2010 - 11:35pm PT
Sick thread!

That north Laramie cliff reminds me of Eldo. Very nice!
perswig

climber
Apr 10, 2010 - 04:24am PT
NFB's pics must be underwritten by the Wyoming Tourism Bureau - TOO good. Except, who brings an extension ladder to a rando race? (well, maybe the French)

Nice quiver of handmade's, and thanks for the link to more pics.

Dale
NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
Apr 10, 2010 - 07:44am PT
I love this State. My family homesteaded in SW WYO in "Brown's Park" in the 1870s. My wife's family homesteaded in the Northern Laramie Range outside of Douglas in the 1870s. We climb rocks on the homestead land every year.


Growing tomatos in Teton County is not an easy task. Perhaps the only ...
Growing tomatos in Teton County is not an easy task. Perhaps the only bummer about living here.
Credit: NFB
GFT
GFT
Credit: NFB
Richest county in the country makes for a good work environment and so...
Richest county in the country makes for a good work environment and some downright decadent structures.
Credit: NFB
Wyoming Lawnmower
Wyoming Lawnmower
Credit: NFB
Dike Pinnacle
Dike Pinnacle
Credit: NFB

Credit: NFB
"The Village"
"The Village"
Credit: NFB
Northern Laramie Range
Northern Laramie Range
Credit: NFB
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Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
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Wyoming is not short on wind
Wyoming is not short on wind
Credit: NFB
Not long ago, a guy on mtnproj called me pathetic and told me to take ...
Not long ago, a guy on mtnproj called me pathetic and told me to take up gardening.
Credit: NFB
This ranch was at one time the private ranch of Walt Disney! hahahaha
This ranch was at one time the private ranch of Walt Disney! hahahaha
Credit: NFB
Cody=Wyoming
Cody=Wyoming
Credit: NFB
This is actually in Montucky... close to Wyo!
This is actually in Montucky... close to Wyo!
Credit: NFB
This guy was trying to steal winter hay at my house
This guy was trying to steal winter hay at my house
Credit: NFB
Teepee Pillar
Teepee Pillar
Credit: NFB
Prehistoric Bird
Prehistoric Bird
Credit: NFB
the best dog ever
the best dog ever
Credit: NFB
This house was just down the road from mine. Some ski-bum renters were...
This house was just down the road from mine. Some ski-bum renters were drying their socks above the fire and set the structure ablaze. You've gotta watch those skidder ski bums!
Credit: NFB
Mead Ranch
Mead Ranch
Credit: NFB
more friends
more friends
Credit: NFB
Credit: NFB
These are my buddies Tom Torkelson and Eddy Horney on Tower 1 gully in...
These are my buddies Tom Torkelson and Eddy Horney on Tower 1 gully in the Winds. These guys did this route as a car-to-car mission. 23 miles each way to the bottom of the ice. 3000vertical feet of mountain climbing. BADASSS. It took them a little over 24
Credit: NFB
Snake River in springtime is a birder's paradise
Snake River in springtime is a birder's paradise
Credit: NFB
the iconic bison that graces our state flag
the iconic bison that graces our state flag
Credit: NFB
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 10, 2010 - 07:54am PT
NFB brings the win!
The LG

Sport climber
Salt Lake City
Apr 10, 2010 - 08:05am PT
My wife climbing at the North Country, Wild Iris
My wife climbing at the North Country, Wild Iris
Credit: The LG
Linday on U235 .12a, Sweetw#ter Rocks
Linday on U235 .12a, Sweetw#ter Rocks
Credit: The LG
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 10, 2010 - 08:24am PT
Did you go to Uniwyo, NFB?
has anyoe ever seen a campus with more ornamental cabbages?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2010 - 09:10am PT
Not bad, 85 posts before a sport route showed up.
Red Coats on top of the first pitch of Stringer
Red Coats on top of the first pitch of Stringer
Credit: mike m
Schoolhouse
Schoolhouse
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
max factor

Trad climber
Apr 10, 2010 - 09:56am PT
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Missing photo ID#153164
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mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 10, 2010 - 11:26am PT
Very nice thread. I was wondering if any hasbeen ex wannabee roaming here ever got rescued out of the bergschrund below Gooseneck Pinnacle on Gannet? You would be around 60 now, and are/were a dope smoker.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 10, 2010 - 06:54pm PT
2-14-2010  Snowy Range
2-14-2010 Snowy Range
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 10, 2010 - 06:56pm PT
Hobo Hot Springs - Saratoga Wyoming!  2-13-2010
Hobo Hot Springs - Saratoga Wyoming! 2-13-2010
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 10, 2010 - 06:58pm PT
Old sign Snowy Range 3-2010
Old sign Snowy Range 3-2010
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 10, 2010 - 07:01pm PT
N French Creek - W side of Snowy Range 3-2010.  120" of snow.  View to...
N French Creek - W side of Snowy Range 3-2010. 120" of snow. View to Sierra Madre west of Encampment.
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 10, 2010 - 07:02pm PT
Credit: the museum
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Apr 10, 2010 - 07:54pm PT
Re:
Very nice thread. I was wondering if any hasbeen ex wannabee roaming here ever got rescued out of the bergschrund below Gooseneck Pinnacle on Gannet? You would be around 60 now, and are/were a dope smoker.

This is of interest, since I am in the right age range and qualify as a hasbeen/neverwas. Four of us did climb Gannet via a gully behind Gooseneck in Aug. of 1971. From the top of that gully we scrambled low fifth-class rock and some snow to the top. I never have found that route in a description of available routes on Gannet?

Christ! Did we do a new route?
Gooseneck Pinnacle in center of photo.  The gully (called a couloi...
Gooseneck Pinnacle in center of photo. The gully (called a couloir in other states) we climbed: is in the shadow, to left of the Gooseneck.
Credit: Fritz

Looking down at glacier from near the top of the Gooseneck gully. <br/>
 
...
Looking down at glacier from near the top of the Gooseneck gully.

Is there still a glacier?
Credit: Fritz

At the summit we fell into bad company, and smoked some dope----just to be sociable.
Summit of Gannet Peak celebration, August 1971.  The other party had h...
Summit of Gannet Peak celebration, August 1971. The other party had hiked the regular route and were from Texas. I think this was the first time I had ever met another group of climbers on a summit. Some dope smoking, was obviously appropriate.
Credit: Fritz
On our un-roped way down the regular route: one of our party, slipped just before the schrund, and slid over the edge.
He fell about 12 feet, and landed back-first on flat and hard snow. No problem getting off the route, but there were some long-term back problems for my friend.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 10, 2010 - 10:02pm PT
Psst, Mike M, Ed posted a photo of a sportclimb early on, but you didn't hear it from me....
adam d

climber
Apr 10, 2010 - 10:19pm PT
Gannett bump...

On the North Ridge...
North Ridge of Gannett
North Ridge of Gannett
Credit: adam d

Others coming up from the Gooseneck side...
Credit: adam d

WTF?! AKA Making the most of what got hidden in your pack...(grape smugglers and personalized mirror)
Credit: adam d
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 10, 2010 - 11:08pm PT
Where else?
Credit: Jaybro
But in the equality state?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 10, 2010 - 11:14pm PT
Where flared cracks abound,
Credit: Jaybro
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 10, 2010 - 11:23pm PT
And good friends, abide
Credit: Ed Hartouni
Credit: Jaybro
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Apr 10, 2010 - 11:42pm PT
Jaybro and friends,

I see the light. What a great patch you call home.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 10, 2010 - 11:51pm PT
Potential sport routes in far eastern Wyo
Potential sport routes in far eastern Wyo
Credit: mike m
Jaybro missed that sport climb on that boulder. Is that undr Shiprock? There must be about a million possible sport climbs possible on the limestone in the Big Horns alone. I put up a bunch of climbs in Spearfish Canyon, but the scale of the sport climbing potential in Wyoming is stagering. I was never very good at it and so I moved on to greener pastures. Here is a wall next to the Tensleep flow that is 200 feet of a triple wave of overhanging dolomite with holds all over that is quite impresive.Nothing like this in SoDak thats for sure.
Tensleep
Tensleep
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Apr 10, 2010 - 11:53pm PT
Fritz - the rescue I'm referring to happened around '73 - '76, don't quite remember. A couple of 20 or so year old climbers were downclimbing a bit of ice above the 'schrund, without rope. One of them slid off, whacked his back on the lip of the 'scrund, and disappeared down the crevasse. We rapped down to him, about 30 feet down, and got a rope on him. We managed to pull him out, and he seemed more or less OK, except for a messed up shoulder. The two of them continued down, and we went on up.
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2010 - 12:19am PT
13th last year
13th last year
Credit: dogtown
Hi, All of you!!

Still here, Connie and I send all are love!

Dogtown.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2010 - 07:12am PT
Dawg in the house!

Credit: Jaybro
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2010 - 07:26am PT
Maybe Jogill can give us beta on this one,



actually I think I asked him earlier and he did, dang this alzheimer's.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 11, 2010 - 07:42am PT
Wow! This has turned out to be a really nice thread....gasp!..about climbing!

I need to get some of my old pix transferred from Kodachrome to digital. There has been a notable absence of climbs from Fremont Canyon, however. Either the place isn't that widely known, or it simply scares the $hit out of too many visitors. Kinda' like rapping into an elevator shaft carrying Jumars as backup.

If I can find my pix, I have some of non-OW climbs at Veedauwoo: "5.11 Crack" and "Water Streaks," both of which are rated as 5.9+, and are very enjoyable as well as requiring good face technique. "5.11 Crack" has defeated many good climbers with the combination of thin crack, friction, and face moves required. A bonus of climbing "5.11 Crack" is access to a toprope anchor for Paul Piana's fierce and bouldery "Gunga Din" at 5.11a/b. After I led "5.11 Crack" in 1988, Anne wanted a try at "Gunga Din" so I rigged a toprope for her. She was able to do the route clean and in good style, but I must have ground 1/4" of soles off my Sportivas trying the damned thing. Very technical face/friction on pegmatite crystals, and very abrasive on shoes as well as fingertips.

Bumper sticker seen on many Wyoming licensed cars: "Keep Wyoming Beautiful; Don't Move Here!"
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2010 - 07:51am PT
Bill Kuestner leading '5.11 crack,' 5.9
8/12/08
Credit: Jaybro


My frement cnyn photos are slides somewhere in the archieve.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 11, 2010 - 08:04am PT
The blank face just to the right: "Gunga Din." If my memory serve me, there are only one or 2 bolts. Seldom led--mostly done as a TR.
MisterE

Social climber
Across Town From Easy Street
Apr 11, 2010 - 08:12am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#153282

photo not found
Missing photo ID#153283

photo not found
Missing photo ID#153284
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:14am PT
I did some climbing back when, and I'm a hiker now. Lived many years in the Cowboy State and go back every summer. When I'm not there, I dream about being there!

Buffalo Head on the Bear's Ears Trail
Buffalo Head on the Bear's Ears Trail
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:16am PT
Next to Billy's Lake, outrunning a fierce storm over the Cirque.
Next to Billy's Lake, outrunning a fierce storm over the Cirque.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:17am PT
Dad's Lake looking North to Mount Hooker.
Dad's Lake looking North to Mount Hooker.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:21am PT
Most beautiful wildflowers anywhere!

Columbine in the Snowies.
Columbine in the Snowies.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:24am PT
Snowy Range taken one September.
Snowy Range taken one September.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:26am PT
One of the most accessible and beautiful hiking areas, ANYWHERE!

Lakes Trail.
Lakes Trail.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:27am PT
Old Kodachrome in Vedauwoo.
Old Kodachrome in Vedauwoo.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:34am PT
More of the same, but always different.

More Vedauwoo.
More Vedauwoo.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:37am PT
And let's not forget Wyoming's rich history...
The only prison to hold Butch Cassidy.

Wyoming Territorial Prison
Wyoming Territorial Prison
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:42am PT
Don't know the backstory on this structure outside Laramie...anyone want to help me out?

Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:43am PT
Field hospital Ruins at Fort Laramie.
Field hospital Ruins at Fort Laramie.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:46am PT
The pioneering spirit left it's mark and still amazes. Wagon ruts along the Oregon Trail cut 5 feet deep into the rock.

The Guernsey Ruts.
The Guernsey Ruts.
Credit: IkeH20
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:47am PT
chicks, cracks, & cheap cheeseburgers, what more could you need.

IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:50am PT
Engraving at Register Cliff. One of thousands.

Register Cliff <br/>
Register Cliff

Credit: IkeH20

So that about sums it all up. What's not to love?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2010 - 12:52pm PT
Whatever happened to her?
David Wilson

climber
CA
Apr 11, 2010 - 03:03pm PT
a few more from one of my favorite states....
ten sleep
ten sleep
Credit: David Wilson
wild iris
wild iris
Credit: David Wilson
jackass pass and warbonnet
jackass pass and warbonnet
Credit: David Wilson
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2010 - 07:50pm PT
Is this, with the old fat ass guy on it, Gunga Din?
Credit: Jaybro
max factor

Trad climber
Apr 11, 2010 - 08:16pm PT
yes,it is Gunga Din
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 11, 2010 - 08:49pm PT
Jaybro-

Yes, that's Gunga Din; 5.11a/b. It's a little easier for taller climbers. The climber in the picture is right at the crux, if I remember correctly--maybe just above it.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 11, 2010 - 09:00pm PT
The picture also shows the entirity of "5.11 Crack" very well. There is another variation that goes diagonally up and left from the only bolt on "5.11 Crack" to join lower Fall Wall, but I cannot recall the name of the route. It's also harder than "5.11 Crack," it's either 5.9+ or 5.10a--depends on who is grading the route. I always believed that Veedauwoo routes were graded a bit stiffer than similar climbs at J-Tree, and that "5.11 Crack" would have been a 5.10a there, and "Gunga Din" either a 5.11b or 5.11c.

Do you have any pix of the "Water Streaks" on Walt's Wall? That route is definitely easier than "5.11 Crack" and is rated 5.9.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2010 - 09:22pm PT
Here are some photos of our trip up McCarthy West Face Fee Variation today and some others of some buddies on other routes on the west face.
1st pitch
1st pitch
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Way Layed
Way Layed
Credit: mike m
MWFFV 2nd pitch
MWFFV 2nd pitch
Credit: mike m
A little farther  up the second pitch
A little farther up the second pitch
Credit: mike m
The very fun 3rd pitch of MWFFV
The very fun 3rd pitch of MWFFV
Credit: mike m
Reggie ran the wide fourth pitch and loose fifth pitch together for a ...
Reggie ran the wide fourth pitch and loose fifth pitch together for a nice 180 footer to the top
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Lee and Tony on Mr. Clean
Lee and Tony on Mr. Clean
Credit: mike m
Tulgey Wood with Way Layed one crack to the right
Tulgey Wood with Way Layed one crack to the right
Credit: mike m
Sssshhhhhh!
Sssshhhhhh!
Credit: mike m
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 11, 2010 - 09:50pm PT
That's me on Gunga (hence the fat ass quip) in '08. I'm five ten and a half with a plus four ape index, and I thought it was desperate, popped twice right around there. That other route to the left (cuts out at the bolt) is Fear and Loathing, every bit as hard and sandbaggy as Fall wall, if you ask me. That bolt has been replaced, used to be a half pulled out, bent over, quarter incher, and we fell on it all the time, like the knuckleheads we were! We are of course much smarter now, yeah right!

Nice shots Mike M, the last one is too funny! Was that really today? was cohort the Colonel around? I got in a five mile trail run today befor the rain drenched sunny california, yet again, it's like a broken record... Good run but I would happily have have swapped it to be climbing classic routes on the West Face today! Cheers!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 11, 2010 - 10:17pm PT
Today it was. Only four of us on the West Face all day. The west face is usually closed this time of year due to falcon closure but apperently no nesting yet. There were falcons flying all over all day but it sure was nice. 65 today 75 tomorrow. Did you say you haven't done some climbing on the Missouri Buttes. I have always wanted to check them out but I heard the Cambells Soup Tycoon owned them and doesn't appreciate visitors.
Missouri Buttes
Missouri Buttes
Credit: mike m
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Apr 11, 2010 - 10:45pm PT
How 'bout a little love for the Museum of the Mountain Man
in Pinedale? Best $5 you'll spend in a while...

Credit: Reilly
(I think this is Locker if I'm not mistaken)
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 12, 2010 - 06:57am PT
Jaybro-

I'm actually planning several trips to Veedauwoo this Summer--wanna' meet up? I really have a vendetta with several climbs there: "Fear and Loathing," "Gunga Din," (I never was able to complete the route--my fingertips had abraded off after 3 falls--my little wife Anne did it 1st try and no falls :>() I'm 5'10 but weigh in at 197 pounds these days. I too have a great "ape index" but it sure didn't help on Gunga Din. On the other hand, Anne was 5'0" and weighed 100 pounds and HAD NO PROBLEMS. She sure smirked a lot for several days!! Grrr!!

As you pointed out, some of the bolts were pretty manky even 20 years ago. has anybody replaced the bolts on Fall Wall? They probably caught more falls than just about any of them . Appropriately named climb, eh? Jim Halfpenny routinely climbed Fall Wall in Terray Mountaineering boots! But that was before anyone realized just how hard the climb was.

I now recall that "Gunga Din" was reported in Mountain magazine as being 5.11d by Paul Piana; "more knowledgable locals" downgraded it to 5.11a for the so-called guidebook at the time.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 12, 2010 - 07:09am PT
Too funny about gunga din! Those tiny wiry women...

I plan to 've in vedauwoo and maybe v- deto , around the 20th of. July, chasbro's 60th bd in gillette.

Heard the same thing about the Campbell soup guy... Though I have seen topos for the mo buttes.

Once upon a time, that guy was to import and raise wild african animals there, and charge peoble to come 'hunt' them; bad karma on too many levels....
David Knopp

Trad climber
CA
Apr 12, 2010 - 08:19am PT
Credit: David Knopp

schurz peak secret choss pile
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 12, 2010 - 09:18am PT
Jaybro-

Too bad about the timing! I've already mades plans to meet some other old farts down in Colorado that week to bag some 14ers. We've got Quandary peak, Castle peak, Mt. Bierstadt, Mts. Lincoln & Bross in our sights already. Possibly Mts. Oxford and Belford, too. It's the only time my friends an I can coordinate the timing, since one friend is driving out from St. Louis, and the other flying in from LA.

The only time(s)I've been to DT I did the Durrance route. I failed one other time on the Soler--right after I was rehabbing from a shattered rt. ankle--too weak and still sore. I took a grounder in Eldo--heard the bones pop 50 feet away!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 12, 2010 - 09:22am PT
Re: the Campbell soup guy and his game farming--the State of Wyoming G & F put a kabosh on those plans by saying that there was no way he could keep some animals from escaping and in some cases interbreeding with local animals. That's been dead for a long time.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:03am PT
yeah, I know my bro the lawdog was tangentially involved in that one, just thought it was a colorful story, sheesh what do they have against ferrel hyena coyote hybrids, how bad could that be? Maybe african lions and cougars could be interbreed to bring back sabertoothss (sabreteeth?) What could go wrong?
cowpoke

climber
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:28am PT
not just the cowboy state...cowgirl state too.



go pokes!


another view of the medicine bow diamond and diamond buttress...where else can you climb 3-4 pitches of alpine and be to work before lunch?

Porkchop_express

Trad climber
Currently in San Diego
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:58am PT
hiking into deep lake/clear lake in the winds...
hiking into deep lake/clear lake in the winds...
Credit: Porkchop_express

I will always LOVE wyoming climbing
I will always LOVE wyoming climbing
Credit: Porkchop_express

just below the summit of haystack
just below the summit of haystack
Credit: Porkchop_express

my wife on something in wild iris &#40;i forget the name&#41;
my wife on something in wild iris (i forget the name)
Credit: Porkchop_express

night shot of the tower after climbing durrance
night shot of the tower after climbing durrance
Credit: Porkchop_express

approach to squaretop in the winds &#40;green river jctn&#41;
approach to squaretop in the winds (green river jctn)
Credit: Porkchop_express
BurnRockBurn

climber
South of Black Rock City (CC,NV)
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:25am PT
Man this thread is making me want to move back home!!!!
Shawn
cowpoke

climber
Apr 12, 2010 - 01:51pm PT
...the wind.
natural resources
natural resources
Credit: cowpoke
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2010 - 02:24pm PT
Definately short on the Freemont and Dome Rock Photos. I know I have some somewhere but definately not digital. I know there is some great bouldering in Cody as well. Is there any part of Wyoming that doesn't have climbing within about a hour?
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 12, 2010 - 03:01pm PT
Very short on Fremont Canyon shots.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 12, 2010 - 05:44pm PT
We got some nice shots of mike m and his buddies...4-11-2010

mike m's buddies on El Matador
mike m's buddies on El Matador
Credit: the museum

mike m on MWFFV
mike m on MWFFV
Credit: the museum

Credit: the museum

Mr. Clean
Mr. Clean
Credit: the museum

the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 12, 2010 - 05:50pm PT
Devils Tower SW Buttress - easy pitches....nice weather. 4-11-2010

Credit: the museum

Credit: the museum

Credit: the museum

Credit: the museum

Credit: the museum
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 12, 2010 - 07:49pm PT
Museum, I was belaying on the second pitch of Mccarthy's that was my buddy Reggie doing the hard work. Lee and Tony made short work on El Mat, Mr. Clean, Tulgey and Way Layed. Thanks for posting up. That must have been you guys on the southwest shoulder. Mike
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 12, 2010 - 08:43pm PT
Yep, that was us.

the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 12, 2010 - 08:53pm PT
Elk Mountain in winter 2009
Elk Mountain in winter 2009
Credit: the museum

Snow shoeing Sierra Madre 2010 &#40;near Encampment&#41;
Snow shoeing Sierra Madre 2010 (near Encampment)
Credit: the museum

The local Search and Rescue had a poker run fundraiser and we happened...
The local Search and Rescue had a poker run fundraiser and we happened to get a super big lunch for $5.
Credit: the museum


Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:00pm PT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:22pm PT
Nice Museum-pieces!

A couple semesters I had early morning lectures and afternoon labs. I'd blast out to the range solo something and blast (36 hp VW) back mostly on time.

One semester I had Strategraphic Paleontology @ 9:30. Mike and I would catch a ride with Layne Kopishka and his HS pe class @6:00 am, in the yellow bus, climb a few hrs and make it to class on time, as long as I didn't stop in the union to buy coffee.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 12, 2010 - 10:29pm PT
Moonstone...

Moonstone
Moonstone
Credit: Brian in SLC
Jennie

Trad climber
Elk Creek, Idaho
Apr 12, 2010 - 11:36pm PT
The Grand

cowpoke

climber
Apr 13, 2010 - 04:14am PT
museum, that shot of elk mountain in winter is really nice, although reminds me a bit of some scary winter driving in that area. Have you eaten at the hotel?
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 13, 2010 - 06:37am PT
Eat at the motel..at Elk Mountain?

Big rig by Laramie - disintegrated by wind storm... <br/>
Big rig by Laramie - disintegrated by wind storm...

Credit: the museum
cowpoke

climber
Apr 13, 2010 - 07:08am PT
Seriously.

Elk Mnt Hotel has a reputation of bringing in outstanding chefs...used to go for anniversaries, family brunches, etc. Some of the best meals I've eaten, anywhere. Haven't been in a couple years, so call ahead. You'll start to doubt me as you're heading into "town," but no foolin' you'll be glad you went.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 13, 2010 - 07:33am PT
Elk mtn is beautiful, but the Bane of I-80. I'm surprised they didn't put the interstate through Med Bow, closer access to Fornification crag, to boot!
Branscomb

Trad climber
Lander, WY
Apr 13, 2010 - 08:08am PT
the locals around Elk Mountain told the Hy Dept to build I-80 through Medicine Bow and not Elk Mtn because of the nasty weather, but the government in it's infinite wisdom ignored their advice.
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
Apr 13, 2010 - 09:19am PT
I drove that section of road right after Xmas on a trip from Tahoe to Madison Wisc. Driving 20 mph on black ice with 80mph sideways ground bizzard. There were big rigs off the road about every 1/4 mile. I have never pumped so much adrenaline through my system continually. My little VW Rabbit was amazing, but from then on I always planned an alternate route in winter.
David Wilson

climber
CA
Apr 13, 2010 - 09:47am PT
moving into hiking and fishing, wyoming is still going strong....
Credit: David Wilson
Credit: David Wilson
Credit: David Wilson
Credit: David Wilson
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 10:32am PT
Brian, is Moonstone in the Stillwater?
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Apr 13, 2010 - 11:50am PT
The fishing is so good, usually. One time a buddy and I decided to hump it up to this lake in the Gros Ventres. Packing up, we decide to not bring much food because we would be feasting on trout. Dude, all we need is a skillet. We arrived at our above the tree line lake to find it completely frozen over. Of course, a huge storm swooped in and and kept us pinned down for a couple of long, hungry days.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 13, 2010 - 02:14pm PT
Cowpoke (where'd he get that name?) about to launch up slick quartzite with iffy pro
and bad weather moving in, Flying Buttress route on Medicine Bow Peak (5.9+).




Looking back on the Medicine Bow Diamond and Diamond Buttress.

the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 13, 2010 - 05:58pm PT
Cowpoke that would be a definite 'No', but I guarantee next time we're by there, we'll eat there!

the museum
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 08:56pm PT
Credit: mike m
Ten Sleep lots of Dolomite and a great ice climb.
Ten Sleep lots of Dolomite and a great ice climb.
Credit: mike m
To the right of the pillar of pain
To the right of the pillar of pain
Credit: mike m
The Carotid Artery
The Carotid Artery
Credit: mike m
The Pillar of Pain
The Pillar of Pain
Credit: mike m
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 13, 2010 - 09:27pm PT
Here are a couple of shots from about fifteen years ago on my first trip into the Winds. We did the 5.8 on Steeple. You can see the giant chimney in the background where you climb for two pitches through it and come out on the other side. You then have a gerat 5.8 pitch that is about 150ft that goes to the summit. The other picture is on the summit of Steeple with a cool view of Haystacks knife edge ridge. In the far background to the left is the cirque of the towers.
Summit of Haystack
Summit of Haystack
Credit: mike m
Big Chimney on Steeple
Big Chimney on Steeple
Credit: mike m
I think Kelsey says that Steeple is one of the few 5th class summits in the Winds.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 13, 2010 - 09:57pm PT
Brian, is Moonstone in the Stillwater?

Nah, the water there is sweet, not still...

That prior shot is just to the right of this side...(rumor has someone rolled a bowling ball down the deep trough?)...

Moonstone
Moonstone
Credit: Brian in SLC

Ellingwood in the Windys

Ellingwood
Ellingwood
Credit: Brian in SLC


On route

Ellingwood North Ridge
Ellingwood North Ridge
Credit: Brian in SLC

Moran...

Moran
Moran
Credit: Brian in SLC

Wyoming? Why not? Whoo hoo!
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:19am PT
Wyoming bumper sticker: "Keep Wyoming Green--Bring Money!"
cowpoke

climber
Apr 14, 2010 - 07:18am PT
slick quartzite with iffy pro and bad weather moving in
and I was back in the office by lunch! That day is in my all-time top ten, Chiloe, and I was mighty happy you led that slick crux.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 14, 2010 - 08:50am PT


Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 14, 2010 - 09:16am PT
Cowpoke-

Do you have a topo of your route on the Medicine Bow Diamond? I did a route on that peak back in 1961 with Bob LaGrange that was supposedly only the 3rd ascent of the face. Ours was not a 1st ascent, but we supposedly elimiated most of the aid..we only used 2 points of artificial. It's been so long now that the details escape me--I still have some kodachromes that I need to transfer to digital....
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 14, 2010 - 10:17am PT
Brokedown, have you tried taking pics of your pics with your digital. It doesn't turn out great, but it gets the point across. I think it was crimpergirl that turned me on to this. That is what I did with the Winds pictures above and you loose some quality, but can still see the image pretty good.
cowpoke

climber
Apr 14, 2010 - 03:05pm PT
brokedownclimber, check out Skip Harper's web page. It has a rough topo of many of the routes on the diamond buttress, including the climb on which the photo above was taken by Chiloe: Flying Buttress. There was also a Rock-n-Ice or Climbing issue from 10 years or so ago that covered many of the routes in the snowies. I'll try to dig it up.

edit: one other thing, that is likely obvious to most, but worth noting for others. Like any alpine area, expect the unexpected in the snowies. For example, most topos indicated rap anchors on flying buttress, but we found no indication of such...topping out completed the adventure, anyhow. And, the loose nature of that rock suggests fairly rapid changes in the character of routes over time.

another edit: meant to also say that I hope you figure out which route you did in '61...very impressive that you were up there back in the day, brokedownclimber!
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Apr 14, 2010 - 03:36pm PT
The chimney on Steeple, two nice pitches...

Credit: divad

Credit: divad

Credit: divad

Credit: divad
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Apr 14, 2010 - 04:15pm PT
The Summer of 1961 was really a breakthrough year for my climbing; I did the "Love Route" on Hallet's 2nd buttress, Stettners Ledges on Longs, both with LaGrange, and the Northcutt-Carter on Hallet's with Layton the Great 'un; finished off my Summer with the MBD. Only a few weeks later I was wearing Army Green for 3 years. LaGrange was a favorite partner of mine since we both were math/science types. Bob LaGrange was later an associate professor of mathematics at UW in Laramie, until his death just a few years ago.

Added as an edit: It looks like we did some variation of the Diamond Express!? Can't be sure until I find my slides and copy them.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Apr 14, 2010 - 04:20pm PT
David Wilson, what is that wall in your first pic??? Holy!

Anybody??
David Wilson

climber
CA
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:19pm PT
bluering, that is called "the monolith" and it's near the cirque of the towers. beckey did a route on the right hand side.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:34pm PT
Loaf Mtn 2009
Loaf Mtn 2009
Credit: the museum

Loaf Mtn 2009
Loaf Mtn 2009
Credit: the museum

The Boy Man at the summit - Loaf Mtn 2009
The Boy Man at the summit - Loaf Mtn 2009
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:46pm PT
Unnamed 10,372'  Big Horn Mountains
Unnamed 10,372' Big Horn Mountains
Credit: the museum

Medicine Bow Pk
Medicine Bow Pk
Credit: the museum

Black Tooth, Woolsey and Innominate from Unnamed 12,473'  Big Horn Mou...
Black Tooth, Woolsey and Innominate from Unnamed 12,473' Big Horn Mountains
Credit: the museum
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:54pm PT
The Snowy Range has some very old rocks, 2 billion years plus ... Proterozoic metasediments,
I'm told. They record a time when tectonics worked quite differently.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Apr 14, 2010 - 06:57pm PT
bluering, that is called "the monolith" and it's near the cirque of the towers. beckey did a route on the right hand side.


Appropriate name. Geologically accurate too.

Thanks.
cowpoke

climber
Apr 15, 2010 - 04:29am PT
Museum, man, that big horns picture is fantastic. The place captures my heart. I still remember the first time I saw those peaks in the distance, while driving from Laramie to Billings to visit relatives. I swear the car wanted to turn left toward Buffalo, and I started working on excuses for missing relatives.

Chiloe, your picture and snowies geology contribution remind me of my favorite TR you've written.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Apr 15, 2010 - 05:55am PT
Yeah, that's one of my favorites too. Just reread it when I dug up that photo.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Apr 15, 2010 - 06:53am PT
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Credit: Mike Friedrichs
Layne was a part of the heart and soul of Vedauwoo. Still miss him.

Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Credit: Mike Friedrichs
Dingus knows how to write a guidebook that fits in your pack and still has all the information you need.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 15, 2010 - 07:03am PT
Falling Hoff Slab...
cowpoke

climber
Apr 15, 2010 - 09:13am PT
Nice, Mike. Here is the edition of Layne Kopischka's guide that I have; it was published posthumously.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 15, 2010 - 09:49am PT
Layne was the man, impeccible, incorruptible, I think I have all his Vedauwoo guides even the early, co-authered ones.

He belayed me on my first 5.11 lead, Boardwalk.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 15, 2010 - 07:53pm PT
Outlet Long Lake Wilderness Basin
Outlet Long Lake Wilderness Basin
Credit: the museum

Hazelton Pyramid  Big Horn Mountains
Hazelton Pyramid Big Horn Mountains
Credit: the museum

Big Horn Pk
Big Horn Pk
Credit: the museum

Darton Pk
Darton Pk
Credit: the museum
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 15, 2010 - 09:32pm PT
Jerry Sublett's guidebook (chock full o' notes):

Halfpenny guide
Halfpenny guide
Credit: Brian in SLC
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 15, 2010 - 09:55pm PT
Since we're on a guidebook kick....

Coulter & McLane
Coulter & McLane
Credit: Brian in SLC

Ortenburger
Ortenburger
Credit: Brian in SLC
elemental

Gym climber
Lander, Wyoming
Apr 16, 2010 - 11:22am PT
Handcrack thru 20' roof. 1 ascent. Central Wyoming.
Handcrack thru 20' roof. 1 ascent. Central Wyoming.
Credit: elemental
elemental

Gym climber
Lander, Wyoming
Apr 16, 2010 - 11:26am PT
Ferris Mountains
Ferris Mountains
Credit: elemental

The 400' limestone palisades of the Ferris. 15 miles of cliff, 1 route.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 17, 2010 - 09:38pm PT
Rig at Green River
Rig at Green River
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 17, 2010 - 09:55pm PT
Medicine Bow from Jay Elm
Medicine Bow from Jay Elm
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 17, 2010 - 09:58pm PT
Wind River Range W of Shadow Lake
Wind River Range W of Shadow Lake
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 17, 2010 - 10:01pm PT
Independence Rock
Independence Rock
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 17, 2010 - 10:07pm PT
2/3 up McCarthy N face P1
2/3 up McCarthy N face P1
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 18, 2010 - 02:35pm PT
The Big Fissure - just before "Denise's Crawl", Horse Thief Cave.
The Big Fissure - just before "Denise's Crawl", Horse Thief Cave.
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Apr 18, 2010 - 02:40pm PT
Entrance "Denise's Crawl"
Entrance "Denise's Crawl"
Credit: the museum

View NE from Dome Rock
View NE from Dome Rock
Credit: the museum
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Apr 18, 2010 - 02:46pm PT
we should have a sushifest up there one of these years.

can you camp out without getting "tooled"?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 18, 2010 - 09:00pm PT
Lots of good free camping in the state. I love sushi, but Wyoming is a long way from the ocean. MM
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Apr 18, 2010 - 11:23pm PT
Doug, yes and yes
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 20, 2010 - 08:37pm PT







mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2010 - 01:25pm PT
Second pitch of one armed bandit.  Cody
Second pitch of one armed bandit. Cody
Credit: mike m
Hope to be doing some of this in Wyoming next week.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
Credit: mike m
Buffalo in Buffalo
Buffalo in Buffalo
Credit: mike m
Hollywood and Vine 150ft of fingers on the second pitch
Hollywood and Vine 150ft of fingers on the second pitch
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
You can just make out the Big Horns a 100 miles in the distance from t...
You can just make out the Big Horns a 100 miles in the distance from the top of the tower.
Credit: mike m
Larry

Trad climber
Bisbee
Apr 21, 2010 - 04:06pm PT
Ah, memories. They compensate (a bit) for becoming a living dinosaur.


This photo is from before my time. But at one time I lived approximately where the outhouse in the center of the shot is, in a remodeled chicken coop.


This was in my backyard as I was growing up. We bagged the FA of this face in February 1971, with "modern" techniques. Local crazies had been to the top much earlier.


This was where I got started as a climber, soloing about.


My buddies and I pushed our limits out here.


The skinny pinnacle got its FA in the '70s, while the larger one on the left waited until the '90s. Both still unrepeated, I'll bet.

(All photos from the web.)
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Trad climber
San Francisco, Ca
Apr 22, 2010 - 02:00pm PT
Love the approach to Moran.

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Summit. Please note the white cotton socks and home made climbing helmet.

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Dave. We made the helmets together.

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Apr 22, 2010 - 02:08pm PT
Where are those spires Larry?
Larry

Trad climber
Bisbee
Apr 22, 2010 - 04:05pm PT
Firehole, Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
cowpoke

climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 11:44am PT
Over 200 posts and not a single antelope?!?

no rodeo?!?

I'll stay on topic with some "climbing appreciation," but Wyoming deserves more love.
Credit: cowpoke

Credit: cowpoke
cowpoke

climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 11:56am PT
Credit: cowpoke

Credit: cowpoke
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
Apr 23, 2010 - 12:47pm PT
"Over 200 posts and not a single antelope?!?

no rodeo?!?",
No local color neither???
To heck with that.
From the other evening,
Thunder Banger on the prarie,
Credit: Robb
This evenings light show,
Credit: Robb
Looking North,(I like the population density)
Credit: Robb
And last,but not least a bit of local color.
Credit: Robb

cowpoke

climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 01:06pm PT
^^^^^nice.
cowpoke

climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 01:14pm PT
passing some of the locals while headed to Valley Massif:
Credit: cowpoke
cowpoke

climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 01:25pm PT
some more locals and color...
Credit: cowpoke
Credit: cowpoke
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 23, 2010 - 01:58pm PT
Hey no sheep or goats either. That reminds me when we were staying at a friends house in Cody and we were watching this show on Wyoming PBS about "Goat Packing". We could not remember teh name but we laughed quite a while about the title. It ended up being a very cool show on how this guy has these goats that pack his stuff into the winds and how the goats could go places lamas could not like on glacier/snowfields if I remember right. I found this on youtube but have not watched it but it seems like this could be the same crew. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbs9_MXQ7mE
cowpoke

climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 03:57pm PT
Credit: D. Howland
max factor

Trad climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 04:13pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#154946
cowpoke

climber
Apr 23, 2010 - 04:35pm PT
now that's Wyoming. fabulous, max factor.
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 24, 2010 - 08:18pm PT
Interesting story followed this photo...later in the evening we were following a hay truck south of Pinedale when a herd of 30 or so antelope decided to cross the highway. The trucker had no choice but to keep driving through at 70mph, killing at least 6 or 7 of them. Had we been leading the drive with our SUV, we'd have been killed for sure. When it comes to antelope, where one goes, the rest always follow, even when it makes no sense.
Antelope near Wild Iris.
Antelope near Wild Iris.
Credit: IkeH20
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Apr 24, 2010 - 08:20pm PT
A favorite of mine.
A favorite of mine.
Credit: IkeH20
max factor

Trad climber
Apr 24, 2010 - 08:50pm PT
Great shot Ike!
Pabs

Trad climber
WY
Apr 25, 2010 - 03:14am PT
Nothing but snakes in WY.
Nothing but snakes in WY.
Credit: Pabs
tom woods

Gym climber
Bishop, CA
Apr 25, 2010 - 10:36am PT
Neat looking crag you have there.

Cool snake too.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 28, 2010 - 09:54pm PT
Credit: mike m
The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 2, 2010 - 05:43pm PT
mike m, how is that Last Laugh? I suppose we should just go do it...
From 2008, Way Layed
From 2008, Way Layed
Credit: the museum

Pitch 5 Durrance 2008
Pitch 5 Durrance 2008
Credit: the museum
max factor

Trad climber
May 3, 2010 - 06:55am PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#155869
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 3, 2010 - 07:12am PT
Credit: Jaybro
divad

Trad climber
wmass
May 3, 2010 - 08:00am PT
Credit: divad
divad

Trad climber
wmass
May 3, 2010 - 08:25am PT
Credit: divad
Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
May 5, 2010 - 10:17am PT
so here is a link to one of my favorite Wyoming Trips!!!! Hope you like! The silver cord is Sick!

http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=799082

mike m: is that a picture of the caroid artery HUGE?
Dick Danger

Trad climber
Lakewood, Colorado
May 5, 2010 - 10:27am PT
Great shot of Devil's Tower. Collected somewhere online, maybe here? Not sure who to credit.

Photo Credit: I do not know, but isn't it a great photo!
Photo Credit: I do not know, but isn't it a great photo!
Credit: Dick Danger
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 5, 2010 - 10:34am PT
Wally Pocholka? and yes, it is!
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 5, 2010 - 01:16pm PT
Bschmidt, it is the Carotid. I have not been up there much, but the guy I was climbing with, Rich Berry, was super psyched to see it touching. He did a super job leading it and it was probably the best I lead I have seen anyone do ice. It is hard to see from that picture, but only the middle pillar was touching the other two pillars formed up in front of that one and were hanging about 15 feet off of the ground. He wnt up on the middle pillar and had to break off the bottom of the left pillar which then formed a 2-3 foot roof which he promptly pulled and then had to run it out for about 15-20 feet in seriously ground fall type terain before he could get in a decent screw as the ice was very crappy at the bottom of those pillars. I had seen your post on CC of the Silver Cord. That thing looks awsome. Looks a little like Broken Tree which if you have not done it is well worth doing. It is a super cool route with 4 full pitches with no walking in between and it is only WI4.
Leaning Tree with two climbers just left of the spot with no ice in th...
Leaning Tree with two climbers just left of the spot with no ice in the middle.
Credit: mike m
Future Wyoming ice climber.
Future Wyoming ice climber.
Credit: mike m
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 7, 2010 - 05:51pm PT
Middle Cloud Pk Lake
Middle Cloud Pk Lake
Credit: the museum
NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
May 7, 2010 - 10:41pm PT
The Pyramid
The Pyramid
Credit: NFB
My friend Alex took this picture... When he was 15. Nat Geo look out.
My friend Alex took this picture... When he was 15. Nat Geo look out.
Credit: NFB
Winter!
Winter!
Credit: NFB
Slack-country
Slack-country
Credit: NFB
GFT from Idaho
GFT from Idaho
Credit: NFB
serious Wyoming style
serious Wyoming style
Credit: NFB
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 16, 2010 - 09:44pm PT
The Ghosts
The Ghosts
Credit: mike m
Mark Devries putting in two screws on the ghosts. I sure am glad I carried in about 10.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 17, 2010 - 03:07pm PT
Went to try to climb some ice on Friday, but it was 65 degrees and there were two feet of fresh wet snow that was the consistency of wet cement that closed the road and kept us from getting too far. That was at around 8000 feet who knows what it would be like at 12,000. Boaters looking for beg creeking should head to the Big Horns next week as the forecasted 60-70 degree temps is going to melt a lot of it.
Friday May 14, 2010 Big Horns Wyoming
Friday May 14, 2010 Big Horns Wyoming
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 18, 2010 - 08:06am PT
Credit: Jaybro
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
May 18, 2010 - 08:29am PT
Whoa!
Donald Sutherland climbed in WY???
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 18, 2010 - 08:30am PT
Well, it IS oddball....
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 18, 2010 - 01:46pm PT
Credit: Shanti
Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
May 18, 2010 - 01:50pm PT
Frank is the MAN!!!! May great days and weeks spent at Franks. Could never thank him enough for the time he has let the Bozeman kids spend at his beautiful homestead.


P.S. Is that a picture of Pamela Pack?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 18, 2010 - 02:28pm PT
I'm pretty sure.....
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2010 - 09:00pm PT
Is that her leg above her head?
daendil

Sport climber
Indianapolis, IN
May 18, 2010 - 10:04pm PT
AWESOME thread!

I am a Lander native, and every time I go back I make sure to head up to the Sinks, or, if I have the time, to Wild Iris. I have always wanted to climb in the Cirque and still hope to one day. Sooner than later, though I'm a young buck so I have a little time... ;)

Thanks everyone for sharing what our beautiful state has to offer, climbing and otherwise!

Billy
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 18, 2010 - 10:55pm PT
Credit: Jaybro
adam d

climber
May 18, 2010 - 11:00pm PT

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 18, 2010 - 11:10pm PT
hey there say... ikeh20...wow, great shots... antelope, and tetons????? mts, at any rate... :)


say, also, hey there to jaybro, divad, museum... hmmm, thought there was someone else here, i've seen alot here...

just slipped,my mind, i reckon...

well, mike m... great shots, too...

thank you guys for the great photos...
god bless... many happy more climbs...
:)
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
May 19, 2010 - 05:36am PT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 19, 2010 - 07:57am PT
Credit: Jaybro

Goat and I are of course revisiting, Spectre man
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 19, 2010 - 11:38am PT
Elcapinyoazz gives it a go;
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro

Couldn't let the kids have all the fun;
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Robb

Social climber
The other "Magic City on the Plains"
May 19, 2010 - 12:14pm PT
"Elcapinyoazz gives it a go;"
The 1st pic, now THAT'S a Voo tape job!!!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 19, 2010 - 12:23pm PT
1 Spectre Man= every climb at Wild Iris and then some.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 19, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
Wild what?
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 19, 2010 - 01:40pm PT
He forgot to tape his ankles too! Brave soul!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 19, 2010 - 02:45pm PT
No Robb, that's
Credit: Shanti

a "voo tapejob".
and, it's Vedauwoo
cowpoke

climber
May 19, 2010 - 03:11pm PT
^^^nice.

my voo tape job for hands looks slightly different, however; I tape a couple strips halfway over the sleeves, rather than under.
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
May 19, 2010 - 03:29pm PT
And now everyone else knows why the rock at Vedauwoo has a distinct red color!
Lambone

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
May 19, 2010 - 03:46pm PT
Cody rules!
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 19, 2010 - 06:00pm PT
Inyan Kara  1998
Inyan Kara 1998
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 19, 2010 - 06:08pm PT
Mt Washburn - Yellowstone
Mt Washburn - Yellowstone
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 19, 2010 - 06:11pm PT
Aid climbing on Pilot Butte - 108 degrees F
Aid climbing on Pilot Butte - 108 degrees F
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 19, 2010 - 06:13pm PT
Tongue River '95
Tongue River '95
Credit: the museum
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2010 - 08:16pm PT
Museum, have you ever done any climbing on Inyan Kara? I have been up there a couple of times and kinda looks like the south face of the tower. I have always meant to get up there and do a route, but have not made it back.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 19, 2010 - 08:27pm PT
mike we climbed it three times - twice from the north and once from the southeast then followed the rim clockwise to the top.

We did no climbing. I suppose there are a few good pitches....

the museum
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 20, 2010 - 09:11am PT
Dingus used to hang there, I've never been, looks cool.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
May 20, 2010 - 09:21am PT
Zander kicking out the jams.



Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
May 20, 2010 - 09:26am PT
new guide book coming out for the sheridian area this spring! buddy has bolted hunreds of routes in the area!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 20, 2010 - 10:01am PT
What is that, Goat? looks familiar...
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2010 - 10:09am PT
BSchmidty is that for Tounge River, Ship Rock, Story area?
Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
May 20, 2010 - 10:22am PT
Yeah, tounge, pine creek, steamboat, the lost city, other stuff on 14. He is even going to include some alpine routes in it I think. He was going to publish through JoJo's press but then that went under, so he is just getting his self publishing under way. Last time I spoke with him (Trevor Bowman) he said that it had just been sent off to the printer. Should be a great addition to that area. So much great rock, very close to town and sheridan is undoubtly one of the better towns to live in WY, IMO. I will make sure and give it a shout out on here when I get a copy. Have you ever met him before?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2010 - 10:31am PT
I have climbed in the Tounge a few times, but it has been about 10 years. The Lost City(or is it the Fallen City) looks awsome, but I have not walked over to it. I am assuming you walk over the hill at the top not through the valley straight across from there. It looks like there are some splitters in the 150 foot range. Is there bolted climbs there? Someone should deffiately post some pictures of the Lost City if anyone has them.
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
May 20, 2010 - 10:56am PT
padless ascent of Cupcake Jay.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 20, 2010 - 12:26pm PT
I knew it looked familiar...
Credit: Jaybro
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
May 20, 2010 - 01:01pm PT
This thread is so great! I"m loving the photos and thinking back on some extremely fun times in the Tetons and the Winds. I was back there last summer and had a fantastic 10yr anniv. trip...Thanks for the cool pix. If I knew how to put up pix...blah blah.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - May 20, 2010 - 07:56pm PT
Museum, did you ever see Custer's name carved into the top of Inyan Kara. I have a picture of it somewhere on film I will post if I can fin it and scan it. I know that mountain is on the most significant to the regional tribes and it is a bit of a sore spot with them.
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 20, 2010 - 08:12pm PT
mike, on the first two adventures we didn't know about it so we didn't look.
And the third time we forgot to look!

So no, we never saw it.

the museum
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
May 20, 2010 - 09:32pm PT
So in '67 or '68 the U of Washington Ski Club went to Jackson. We stayed at the Moose. Somehow some of us got in to town. Al and I walked around and decided we'd try this place called the Cowboy Bar as it looked pretty authentic. Of course neither of us was 21 but we figgered whathephuk would a bunch o' cowboys care? We strode through the swinging doors trying to look like we owned the joint and headed for the bar. As the heads of the serious patrons, any of whom looked like they could have posed for a Marlboro Man poster, swung in our direction out of the inky shadows came a piercing cat-call followed immediately by something like "Yoo-hoo girls, over here!" To say we were a bit shocked isn't the half of it. I was 6'-1"/180 and Al had me by an inch and a good 10-15 pounds. Granted, I suppose we did look a bit on the preppy side but really! With perfect timing we executed a perfect about-face that would have almost brought a smile to the face of our Navy ROTC gunnie's face and marched right out of there. Maybe it was the Van Heusen button-down shirts?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 20, 2010 - 09:58pm PT



Dingus McGee of Laramie (Native of Custer (or the suburb of Hill City?) Told me about that Custer signature @ Inyo Karn and knows where it is, did...
Anastasia

climber
hanging from a crimp and crying for my mama.
May 20, 2010 - 10:06pm PT
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:)
Credit: Anastasia
Just took this picture two days ago. I so wish we had more time to explore. Good news is the Tetons will be knowing me well in the coming year.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 20, 2010 - 10:33pm PT
Rotation in Jackson?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 21, 2010 - 11:38pm PT
Credit: Jaybro
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 23, 2010 - 07:04am PT
Credit: Jaybro
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
May 23, 2010 - 08:17am PT

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
May 23, 2010 - 08:29am PT
Short but Wide as interpreted by a short but slender artist?
NFB

Mountain climber
Wilson, Wyoming
May 23, 2010 - 02:07pm PT
Skiied perfect winter powder early this morning!
Albright
Albright
Credit: NFB
Another season transition from Winter straight in to Summer!
Credit: NFB
cowpoke

climber
May 24, 2010 - 01:33am PT
from Winter straight in to Summer!
so true.

p.s. nice shot of grand traverse, Jaybro.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2010 - 09:27am PT
Wyoming bump. I dug out some old photos and did some scanning today.
Digital Extraction, DT
Digital Extraction, DT
Credit: mike m
Burning Daylight, DT
Burning Daylight, DT
Credit: mike m
Desert Crack by  Devil's Tower
Desert Crack by Devil's Tower
Credit: mike m
Edwards Crack, Ved
Edwards Crack, Ved
Credit: mike m
Freemont
Freemont
Credit: mike m
Inyan Kara
Inyan Kara
Credit: mike m
Custer's "signiture" on Inyan Kara
Custer's "signiture" on Inyan Kara
Credit: mike m
Brokedownclimber

Trad climber
Douglas, WY
Jun 10, 2010 - 10:10am PT
Fremont Canyon note: the above photo shows the "average 'elevator-shaft' angle" pretty well! Also shows the "belay ledges" at the river banks.
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Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
Jun 10, 2010 - 10:25am PT
Mike:
Digital Extraction, so good. Have you climbed the 2nd pitch? We kept that thing (P1) pretty clean last year. After a little gardening the thing is so so good. It is now one of my favorite finger cracks anywhere.

We also went to check that desert crack you posted, out. We walked out to that thing. There are some super old slings on the tree above it. It was filled with wasps so we didnt attempt. But we foudn some snakes out there! Frank and us were trying to figure out who may hae done it. He had no idea.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Jun 10, 2010 - 10:32am PT
Dan and Mike Moe climbed that 'desert crack' in about 1977. Dan took pictures but I'm not sure who has them now that Mike and Dan are gone.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 10, 2010 - 10:50am PT
Mike F. thanks for the info. We had a group climb it about 10 years ago and I thought one of my friends was trying to kill the other one. There were four or five of us and we got off the Tower early and we would take that road home through the bearlodge for something to do. I had told them about this crack above these boulders I would hit occasionally. My friend had seen it earlier as well and was psyched to climb it. One of the other guys in the car had a falling out with the leader a couple of years prior and this was the first time we had hung out together in years. The belayer procedes to put the leader on belay by placing a upward directional anchor at the bottom and belayed him not connected to his harness. Well the rock at the bottom of that crack is about as soft as butter sitting in the sun. I kind of took a look at it weird, but the leader did not seemed phased as he thought it would only be about 5.8 and he started up. Well he got about half way up and started scetching out as he said it felt about 5.11 and was sandy as hell. I quickly put him on belay where he scetched his way to the top and the disaster was diverted. There seems to be miles of that sandstone around, but most of it is on or behind private property. There are some good looking cracks and boulders on the decent on the highway down to the tower coming from Sundance on your right. As for Digital Extraction that is my all time favorite climbing photo I have taken and have since lost track of the negative. It was a guy from Grand Junction about 10 years ago and he walked the thing.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 1, 2010 - 09:00pm PT
Wyoming bump
Credit: mike m
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 1, 2010 - 09:37pm PT
Credit: Jaybro
cooler than the meadows
Credit: Jaybro
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2010 - 04:38pm PT
Broken Tree on the left and McCarthy North Face on the right.
Broken Tree on the left and McCarthy North Face on the right.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 11, 2010 - 05:19pm PT


they have boundry issues in the Cu'boy state
Credit: Jaybro

greenies,'n Zonies, 'n Cali's. oh M!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 12, 2010 - 09:40am PT
Climb and wear a loud hat
Credit: Jaybro
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 12, 2010 - 09:46am PT
In Wyoming, is enhancing holds with your spurs okay?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jul 12, 2010 - 09:56am PT
I think it depends on what or who you're aholdin' onto, don't it?
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 12, 2010 - 10:24am PT
If your so inclined I think you can get your spurs sharpened here and then you can take in some of the local art.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 12, 2010 - 10:25am PT
Yuk...a yuk a yuk...damn, you could be right pardner.
Mike Friedrichs

Sport climber
City of Salt
Jul 12, 2010 - 11:18am PT
Spring and early summer are a great time to climb in the northern Laramie Range. I made a trip there over the 4th of July weekend. Southeast Wyoming had an unusually wet spring and was much greener than usual.
Duck creek - north Laramie range
Duck creek - north Laramie range
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Even the cactus was happy.
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Of course no trip to the Laramie range would be complete without Dingus McGee.
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

The Hanging of Yellowstone Kelly has got to be one of the best 5.11 climbs in Wyoming, or the universe for that matter.
Anne on Yellowstone Kelly
Anne on Yellowstone Kelly
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Of course the weather in Wyoming is always unpredictable. We experienced some of the forecast "isolated showers."
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

Good thing there are springs in the area so one can clean up after the hike through poison ivy.
Credit: Mike Friedrichs

A wonderful place -- quiet, beautiful, great climbing and wonderful wild flowers.
Credit: Mike Friedrichs
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 12, 2010 - 11:47am PT
Beautiful, Mike, I wish I was there.
ty gittins

Trad climber
MT
Jul 30, 2010 - 08:29am PT
Wyoming is pretty rad....been down there 3 times this spring and cant wait to get back. Pictured is a great route at Devil's Tower National Monument.
Soler  &#40;5.9&#41; D-Tow
Soler (5.9) D-Tow
Credit: ty gittins
cowpoke

climber
Jul 30, 2010 - 02:37pm PT
13 days and counting till we kick off our trip back to Wyo-n-Colo -- gettin' psyched!!
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Jul 30, 2010 - 07:21pm PT
Loaf Mtn 11,722'  7/23/2010
Loaf Mtn 11,722' 7/23/2010
Credit: the museum
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
Aug 1, 2010 - 07:01am PT
Darton Pk  7-17-2010
Darton Pk 7-17-2010
Credit: the museum
goatboy smellz

climber
Nederland
Aug 1, 2010 - 08:19am PT

I always liked the name,
Wyoming
Wild-roaming
Why-roaming
Winsome – opening
...
Scott Cole

Trad climber
Sunny California
Aug 4, 2010 - 05:54am PT
I'm headin back to Wyoming after 8 months away. I can't wait to see miles of nothing again. I'm looking forward to some time in the Winds after months of sucking exhaust and dodging the neighborhood gangstas.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 4, 2010 - 07:38am PT
Northern or southern Winds?
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
Transporter Room 2
Aug 4, 2010 - 07:48am PT
I always thought it interesting that the name comes from Pennsylvania.
All good.
Let 'er Buck, eh?
robman

climber
SLC
Aug 4, 2010 - 08:57am PT
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Cody, Horse Tail Falls
Cody, Horse Tail Falls
Credit: robman
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robman

climber
SLC
Aug 4, 2010 - 09:07am PT
Tetons, The Guide Wall
Tetons, The Guide Wall
Credit: robman
Teton Beauty
Teton Beauty
Credit: robman
More Teton Goodness in Cascade Canyon
More Teton Goodness in Cascade Canyon
Credit: robman
Winds, Cirque of the Towers
Winds, Cirque of the Towers
Credit: robman
Winds, Pingora
Winds, Pingora
Credit: robman
Credit: robman
Winds,Wolf's Head
Winds,Wolf's Head
Credit: robman
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 4, 2010 - 11:10am PT
Killer shots Robman this thread is a little light on the west side of the state. I haven't done horsetail that is a really cool shot and your shots of the Winds are awsome.
Bschmitz

Ice climber
mountain view
Aug 4, 2010 - 11:39am PT
Okay some westside photos:


SBR
SBR
Credit: Bschmitz

Crux of SBR.....best rock climb in the tetons? The canoe is a super si...
Crux of SBR.....best rock climb in the tetons? The canoe is a super sick way to approach, plus you get a up close view of the moose crossing the lake to find a mating partner.
Credit: Bschmitz
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 23, 2010 - 09:13pm PT
Klondike
Klondike
Credit: mike m
Carol's Crack 1st pitch
Carol's Crack 1st pitch
Credit: mike m
Went to the tower yesterday to follow the shade as it was somewhere around 104 in Spearfish maybe only 85-90 in the shade. There was a team that beat us to One Way Sunset and topped out. Nice job. We did Klondike and the first pitch of Carol's Crack before the sun came around and chased us off.
Credit: mike m
One Way Sunset
One Way Sunset
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2010 - 08:51pm PT
My buddy Joel solo aiding Two Moons over Hulet to clean it up for a fr...
My buddy Joel solo aiding Two Moons over Hulet to clean it up for a free ascent as the Black Hills have seen phenominal plant growth this year with many climbs have sprouted quite the gardens. Take a nut tool on lead if you are seeing green!
Credit: mike m
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Sep 12, 2010 - 09:25pm PT
photo not found
Missing photo ID#169843
The Process of Belief, Crow Creek.

Hi all,
One of the nicest summers ever up here this year, very little rain had a blast!!

Dog.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 12, 2010 - 09:39pm PT
Where is Crow Creek? That looks like a great problem.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 30, 2010 - 08:13pm PT
Looking into then back at Wyoming.
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Oct 1, 2010 - 02:47am PT
Tensleep
Tensleep
Credit: divad
Branscomb

Trad climber
Lander, WY
Oct 1, 2010 - 12:21pm PT
And the best part is after Labor Day, only us locals, lacking as we are in social and communication skills (per criticism of us on Mountain Project, Sweetw#ter Rocks, WY section) have the place all to ourselves!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 1, 2010 - 01:18pm PT
Except fer them pesky Greenies!
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Oct 19, 2010 - 09:35pm PT
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 19, 2010 - 09:40pm PT
Plus there's history there!

The Mother Store, Kemmerer
The Mother Store, Kemmerer
Credit: Reilly
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2010 - 09:41pm PT
Vulture?
Kemerer.
Pennsylenvy

Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
Oct 19, 2010 - 09:43pm PT


unknown climbers on Finally 5.9 Veadawoo
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 19, 2010 - 09:46pm PT
JC Penny's? Is that like Wal Mart?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 19, 2010 - 10:13pm PT
Credit: Jaybro
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 20, 2010 - 12:38pm PT
Rick Derrick, Climb and punishment 1980
Credit: Jaybro
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2010 - 07:36pm PT
The tower looked cool today!
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 24, 2010 - 08:54pm PT
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m